I was at Home Depot buying lumber for the arbor I am trying to build and spotted a whole table of these wonderful asters. I really love asters but some of the taller ones are true garden thugs ~ this one however is a low growing variety called Henry I and it only reaches 15-18 inches. The real attraction though was the wonderful color and on a day reaching 112 degrees it looked positively cool.
I fell into temptation and brought one home, it was so pretty that I decided to put it in this soup tureen and keep it in the kitchen for a few days. Every time I look at it I feel a bit refreshed.
Covered with such lovely masses of flowers!
According to the weatherman it is supposed to cool down a bit in the next few days and then I will plant it in the garden. This is really not a good time to plant but with little extra care it should do okay...
...I think I will go back and get a couple more, I don't want it to be lonely and three would make quite a display next year.
And now for a Miss Twiggley moment, she has become my blogging companion, I can't get near the computer without drawing her attention...and what she thinks is help.
Poor baby, I think she is trying to tell me it is time to take a break.
Thank you for stopping by to visit. I don't know about you, but the cooler fall weather is looking awfully good to me right now!
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